There is a major controversy brewing in the NFL.
It involves one of the league’s biggest names.
And now this star quarterback is about to make a major decision about sitting out the season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks like he is determined to do everything in his power to force a trade.
Rodgers feels disillusioned as the Packers won’t share their plan moving forward on how they plan to handle the fact that Rodgers is still under contract for multiple seasons and the fact that the team selected Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 draft.
The Packers hold most of the cards in this situation and one of the only leverage points Rodgers holds is the ability to sit out.
But if Rodgers stays home he won’t get paid.
Rodgers is expected to skip the Packers minicamp, which begins this week and the team is exploring a good faith gesture of allowing Rodgers an excused absence to avoid fining the 2020 NFL MVP.
Aaron Rodgers is not expected on the practice field when the Green Bay Packers open their minicamp Tuesday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, making it the first mandatory offseason event that the discontented quarterback will have skipped.
He is subject to $93,085 in fines if he does not show for the entire three-day camp.
Schefter reported Monday that the Packers have discussed giving Rodgers an excused absence, which would then waive the fines. If they don’t, then Rodgers would be fined $15,515 for missing Tuesday, $31,030 for Wednesday and $46,540 for Thursday.
It looks like Aaron Rodgers’ days in Green Bay are numbered.
The Packers are going to trade their franchise quarterback.
The only question now is when and where.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.